Venice got some snow this weekend, and I thought you'd like a peek! My friends over at Venice Daily Photo have some great pictures of this weekend's snow storm:
But Living Venice has something equally interesting. They posed the question: does the Venetian lagoon ever freeze? To answer that question they looked back at some vintage footage from the winter of 1929. It was a particularly harsh winter in Europe, and, indeed, the Venetian lagoon froze during the winter! Check out this vintage footage of a very icy lagoon:
For more vintage footage of Venice, check out this YouTube site!
And what is winter in Venice without a little Vivaldi. Here's a great recording from Anna-Sophie Mutter and Herbert Von Karajan of "Winter" from the Venetian composer's "Four Seasons."
So very cool, eh?
Stay warm, my friends!
If you love Venice, I highly recommend you follow both Venice Daily Photo and Living Venice. I find both to be highly entertaining and informative.
Mid-Morning Addition:On the subject of snow and cold, check out these fantastic photos of a snowball fight in Times Square this weekend. Chasing Light really caught some great shots!
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